A few weeks ago, a friend held a benefit dinner at Meditrina Small Plates and Wine Bar (on West Temple, across from the Bees stadium). I loved the cozy, welcoming atmosphere, as well as the delicious food and sangria, so when the owners told me about their monthly wine tastings, I vowed I'd come back.And a few days later, I did. The second Tuesday of every month, Meditrina (I was told the name is from the Roman goddess of wine) hosts a wine social, pairing four wines with four appetizers. Tickets often sell out, so make sure to RSVP in advance. November featured French wines from Kermit Lynch. As each course came out, experts from the wine industry (including a rep from Kermit Lynch) were on hand to check up on tables, pour, and discuss the wines. The overall atmosphere was not one of pretention, but rather, of friendliness - of people coming together to enjoy themselves and each others' company, as well as the wonderful food and wine.Next month's wine social is December 8, featuring South African wine from Neil Ellis. Get your tickets now! Meditrina also runs specials on Mondays, with $3 sangria all day (after 12P), and $4 tapas, 5:30P - 6:30P.Details: 394 S West Temple, SLC. LUNCH: Monday thru Friday, 11:30A - 2P. DINNER: Monday thru Thursday, 5:30P - 9:30P, Friday thru Saturday, 5:30P - 10:30P. Wine Social: $20 Food $15 Wine. (Does Not Include Tax Or Gratuity) 801.485.2055.